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Construction progress continues on the Airport TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this six-mile project has been separated into seven construction “reaches,” or segments, for management and planning purposes. The map below shows each construction reach in a different color, starting with Reach 1 in dark red by the airport and ending with Reach 7 in light green on the east end of the project.
A description of what is happening in each area is listed below. If you need further construction information, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854.
Reach Description: Reach 1 is the area that extends from Terminal One at the Salt Lake City International Airport on the side of the Airport Access Road to the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course.
Current Construction: Crews are “potholing” or exposing utilities in this reach.
At the beginning of April, work is scheduled to begin on Terminal Drive, the main entrance of Airport. Lane restrictions will be in place; however, the majority of lane restrictions will take place at night.
Underground utility relocations will begin in earnest along 3700 west. We are currently meeting with the business along 3700 west.
Right lane restrictions along Bangerter Highway just north of the I-80 off-ramp entering the Airport are in place Monday – Friday and occasionally on Saturday.
A traffic plan is currently being drafted for the work that will take place on 3700 West. More information will be provided as we get closer to construction.
Reach Description: Reach 2 extends from the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course near the Salt Lake City International Airport along Airport Access Road fence line to 2400 West.
The Airport Trail shared-use tunnel at Wingpointe Golf Course is scheduled to reopen Saturday, March 6th. For more details, please read the detour listed to the right.
Work on the box culverts continues at the North and South Surplus Canals.
Work continues on extending the North Pointe Canal culvert to accommodate the TRAX train.
Reach Description: Reach 3 extends from 2400 West along North Temple to I-215. This is the reach where TRAX will move from the side of the road to the center of North Temple.
Current Construction: Work continues on the storm drains in Reach 3.
Upcoming Construction: Construction begins March 8th on the south side of North Temple. Crews will begin work on the curb, gutter and sidewalk in this area.
Traffic Impacts: There are currently right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass and 2400 West throughout the day. As work progresses, there will be additional lane restrictions for both east and west bound traffic. Access will be maintained at all times.
Reach Description: Reach 4 extends from I-215 to just past Redwood Road on North Temple. TRAX will be center running in this reach and will include a station located at approximately 1950 West North Temple. Access to the many businesses and governmental organizations will be maintained.
Current Construction: Storm drain crews are beginning the first phases of work in Reach 4 by “potholing” or exposing utilities to determine tie in points. Crews are scheduled to begin relocating utilities in this area at the end of March.
Traffic Impacts: There are currently right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass and 1950 West throughout the day. As work progresses, there will be additional lane restrictions for both east and west bound traffic. Access will be maintained at all times.
Reach Description: Reach 5 extends from just east of Redwood Road on North Temple to the Jordan River. TRAX will be center running in this reach and includes a station at 1500 West North Temple. Access to the many businesses and office complexes will be maintained.
Progress continues on the Jordan River Bridge. Crews are constructing the bridge one half at a time to maintain one lane of traffic in both directions. This work is expected to take place for approximately 8-9 months.
Heavier construction is anticipated to begin throughout Reach 5 in Winter 2010.
Traffic management will be in place for approximately 8 months near the Jordan River Bridge. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction in this area.
Traffic is scheduled to flip to the newly constructed north side of the Jordan River Bridge March 20.
Reach Description: Reach 6 extends from the Jordan River to I-15 along North Temple. TRAX will be center running in this reach and will include two stations located at approximately 1100 West and 800 West North Temple. Access to the many businesses and the State Fairpark will be maintained.
Current Construction: Traffic management does extend into Reach 6 due to work taking place on the Jordan River Bridge. However, access is being maintained throughout this area.
Upcoming Construction: The majority of heavier construction is anticipated for this reach in late Spring 2010.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic management will be in place for approximately 9 months near the Jordan River Bridge. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction in this area.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the Airport Line will connect with the current North/South TRAX Line at the Arena Station. This reach extends from I-15 to 400 West along North Temple and turns south on 400 West proceeding to South Temple. Access to offices and the Gateway will be maintained throughout the construction project.
Currently, utility work is taking place on 400 West. Work between South Temple and North Temple and is expected to last for approximately 1.5 months. This section of utility work will be completed prior to the reconstruction of the North Temple viaduct.
The North Temple Viaduct re-construction project will begin on April 18th of this year and last for approximately 18-months. We are currently meeting with businesses in this area and will post more information as we get closer to doing this work.
· Between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. - During the 400 west utility work traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction between South Temple and North Temple between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Access will be maintained. Please see traffic configuration below.
· Between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Traffic restrictions will be in place on 400 West at South Temple.
o Southbound traffic on 400 West will be required to make a left hand turn at South Temple;
o Northbound traffic on 400 West will be will be able to proceed through and make right hand turns at South Temple; however, u-turns will not be allowed for Northbound traffic;
o Westbound traffic on South Temple will not be allowed to turn left.
Please see the traffic configuration below.
Access during Construction
UTA is committed to maintaining 24-hour access to all of the businesses and residences along the construction corridor. We will coordinate with businesses in cases where access may be temporarily limited.
Construction is permitted to take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Additionally, specific activities may require different working hours depending upon the conditions and will be coordinated with city officials.
If you are interested in learning more about the construction project, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854.
For More Information
Timely and helpful information is available to assist business and residential communities as well as commuters and stakeholders.
If you have questions or comments regarding the project, please contact our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.
Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.